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Sunday, August 30th, 2009 | Filed under Comic 46 Comments

In a bizarre turn of events, Tata sons filed a case against travel community site oktatabyebye.com for “infringement of their TATA name”. Read all about it here.

Tata sons files case against oktatabyebye.com for brand name infringement.

Thanks to @rameshsrivats for the Batata Vada idea.

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  1. 1
    Aditya Dipankar // August 30th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    F*c*i*g awesome man! That’s a huge TATA to all the boredom of so many days..

  2. 2
    Nidhesh // August 30th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Great take on TATA,
    it’s really miserable to see what they r doing..

  3. 3
    Atrisa // August 30th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    What next? All trucks in India to be sued?

  4. 4
    Kartikey // August 30th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    [Claps]

  5. 5
    Sandeep // August 30th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    hehe time to buy flyyoufoo.com and threaten you

  6. 6
    Geebs // August 30th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I wonder if blaming RT would be the right way to go.. but WTH, he’s the face of TATA anyway, not those whiny lawyers…

  7. 7
    Xacarob // August 30th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    oh very nice!

    loved the part with the chizzing in the air, really made me lol.

    but is this a fact?

    as in, is Tata really suing oktatabyebye or whatever?

    lame.

  8. 8
    | Balu | // August 31st, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Are they planning to sue Chris Chavis aka Tata-nka? I can just imagine him flying to India and giving RT a low blow and smashing his head open with a chair =P

  9. 9
    autopoietic // August 31st, 2009 at 2:09 am

    hilarious. great voice, great medium!

  10. 10
    ava // August 31st, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Is that why we say bye bye these days?

  11. 11
    Varun // August 31st, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Wow! Simply Wow!

  12. 12
    Saad Akhtar (Author) // August 31st, 2009 at 8:10 am

    @geebs: I’m not targeting Ratan Tata here, everyone admires the man and I’ve got a Nano too. But you can’t mock a faceless company, and Ratan is Tata.

    @Xacarob: Chizzing occurs when someone transports through a teleport device. But Ratan has better teleporters than Skynet, because he can teleport WITH his clothes unlike the Terminators.

    @balu: Missed Tatanka there. :P Good catch.

    @autopoietic, ava, varun, kartikey, nidhesh, aditya: Thanks a lot :D

  13. 13
    K // August 31st, 2009 at 9:17 am

    We can let Tata open fire at tribals fighting for their land, but to step on our right to say lame words when we part – no sir – this he can not do.

    Nice comic, btw

  14. 14
    Saurabh // August 31st, 2009 at 9:33 am

    So are they going to sue Tata Young (POP Singer) as well… just wondering…

  15. 15
    Anand // August 31st, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Apple ipod Nano, Tata Nano, Apple Safari, Tata Safari.
    Even Xenon is a CPU that is used in the Xbox 360 game console.
    Xenon is also a pharmaceutical drug discovery and development company.
    Tata has named their new MUV Xenon.
    Who should be sueing whom….

  16. 16
    Ans // August 31st, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Batata is a disputed food item. It has both Bata and Tata. One should pay royalty to both the co. for eating that stuff.

  17. 17
    Saad Akhtar (Author) // August 31st, 2009 at 11:33 am

    @saurabh: If Tata Young is to be sued, it should be for horrible pronounciation of Dhoom, and not brand theft.

    @ans: Batata also contains AT&T somewhere in there. These fucks should just ban Batata Vada outright. Too long has it infringed on hard working capitalists…

    @anand: Steve Vs Ratan?

  18. 18
    vipsy // August 31st, 2009 at 11:40 am

    loved it

  19. 19
    @nks // August 31st, 2009 at 11:44 am

    ha ha ha tezz…..

  20. 21
    Vinay rao // August 31st, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    ha ha ha ha

  21. 22
    Dilip Muralidaran // August 31st, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    to the point! neat!!!

  22. 23
    daina // August 31st, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    What bakwas oktabyebye must be immediately transferred to TATAS. Group of Fool people only make laugh of their competitors and become fool themselves . A genuine,fair and capable company can not make fool of competitors.They sd respect competition. If i met some where makemytrip people i will take their teeth out …

  23. 24
    The Comic Project // August 31st, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    sting in the tail:) Hilarious..Rated 5.

  24. 25
    Vinayak // September 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    So what do they now call Balls in real Punjabi?

  25. 26
    GoodEarth // September 1st, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Good dig at TATA! meaningful comic :)

  26. 28
    Vedha // September 2nd, 2009 at 8:39 am

    excellent work. good one.

  27. 29
    chandan // September 3rd, 2009 at 9:46 am

    ok tata bye bye :)

  28. 31
    Xacarob // September 7th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    i hear you’re on your way to the U.S.
    which part?

  29. 32
    Rafiq Raja // September 8th, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Ok, Tata Bye Bye :)

  30. 33
    Rajesh Ramaswamy // September 9th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Hey man
    My first visit here……too good. what a concept you have going on here….makes me go ‘wish i had done that.’ill be here more often for sure.

  31. 34
    Abhishek Gupta // September 14th, 2009 at 8:25 pm
  32. 35
    Vijay // September 30th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Hakuna MaTATA ……. boom Bam

  33. 36
    Abhishek Rai // October 8th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Dear Authors,

    What the hell is happening? y no updates? Please update now!

    Apologies for that sudden outburst of emotions, but guys, i’m addicted to this comic strip and request regular updates.

  34. 37
    flowery // October 20th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    hurray .. its really grt .. bt its nt fair.. i wish to say tata often .. does it spoil der brand name ????????? :) :) :) okie tata here after i wont say tata

  35. 38
    doctoratlarge // October 22nd, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Has the comic factory shut down? The world is waiting with bated breath for its next product.

  36. 39
    oddman // October 22nd, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Is this site dead? long time no new strip

  37. 40
    Dee // October 22nd, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Dude! Updates! Puhlees….

  38. 41
    directory // October 25th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    this really sucks :D they assume they have all english words

  39. 42
    rahul // October 31st, 2009 at 3:31 am

    update, you fucking moron. i’ve waited for too long.

  40. 43
    Saad Akhtar (Author) // October 31st, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    All those who are hating: Check the guest comic by Xacarob.

    New comic coming up on 2nd Nov :)

  41. 44
    PiratesGetSued // November 10th, 2009 at 4:42 am

    nice artwork. Go TATA, You know we love you !

  42. 45
    Gits Food // February 20th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    The post was awesome and we have linked this post on our blog so to share it with our readers. The link of which is http://www.cutthefuss.com/02/05/5-posts-you-shouldnt-miss-this-week/.

  43. 46
    Avinash // March 27th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Dunno if the case turned about or something, or is still in the process of appeal, but http://www.oktatabyebye.com/ is up and running, but your strip is not displaying correctly. I had to visit the PNG directly to get it to display. Good comic though

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